This Mother’s Day, there’s nothing we love more than a gift that helps to end global poverty and empower other moms around the world. Check out this list of beautiful gifts that give back.
Give the scarf that benefits families
An objet d’fashion, the Women of the World scarf is a creation of Collection 18 Art Director Rachel Rowberry, designed exclusively for Jhpiego—a global health nonprofit saving lives, improving health and transforming futures in the world’s poorest places. Proceeds from the sale of the scarf will benefit women like Sarah Mamadjibeye, a community health worker in Chad who educates families on the proper use of bed nets to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases. Sarah’s likeness appears in the scarf’s southwest corner. A kaleidoscope of saffron-indigo-violet, the richly patterned silk square can be yours for $100 – visit marketplace.jhpiego.org to purchase.
Give the gift of a loving, stable family
1 in 10 children worldwide have lost or are on the verge of losing their family. This Mother’s Day, give vulnerable children the chance to grow up in a loving, stable family by sponsoring a child through SOS Children’s Villages. At one of SOS’s 575 Villages around the globe, orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children are raised by a professionally trained, loving caregiver known as an SOS Mother. Each child is given the support needed to realize their full potential: a stable family home, quality healthcare and education.
For $34 a month, you can sponsor a child here.
Give the gift that prevents malaria
Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria, but a simple $10 bed net can help protect a life. Women and children are especially vulnerable to malaria and that’s why Nothing But Nets is committed to protecting them this Mother’s Day. For $10, you can send a life-saving bed net to a family in Africa while honoring a friend, colleague, or loved one on behalf of Mother’s Day with an e-card to let them know you’ve made a generous gift in their honor. Let’s help mothers all around the world protect their children so that they get the opportunity not only to survive, but to thrive.
Give the gifts that provide lifesaving treatment
Handcrafted pouch: Carry just the essentials or toss it into a tote. This canvas pouch is handcrafted by fistula survivors in Tanzania and comes in a variety of colorful custom prints. Each bag is signed by the woman who made it, and proceeds will contribute to her income and help other women receive fistula treatment. You can purchase your handcrafted pouch for $25 here. Limited edition. Dyed canvas; leather strap. Approx. 6.25” x 4.25”.
Mother’s Day Tribute Card: Let Fistula Foundation mail it for you! When you make a donation in honor of a loved one, Fistula Foundation will send a tribute card explaining how the gift has helped give new life to women suffering from obstetric fistula. This two-panel card is 5″ by 7″ in size and can be mailed to you to fill in on your own, or it can be personalized to feature the handwritten name of your honoree and your name, as well — a thoughtful added personal touch! Get yours for $15 here.
Give the bracelets that break the cycle of poverty
Gifts to Save the Children transform lives and break the cycle of poverty – by purchasing one of these beautiful handcrafted bracelets, you can help transform life for children living in crisis, malnutrition, and poverty. The Wrap Bracelet is fairly traded and handmade by low-income artists, and the Balinese Gold Accent Cuff Bracelet is made of sterling silver and comes in a decorative pouch. For more gifts that give back, check out Save the Children’s Gifts of Joy catalog.
Give the gift that empowers moms
Mothers2mothers (m2m) launched their Mother’s Day Gift Guide celebrating your Wonder Women and ours! Our gift guide has something for each of the Wonder Women in your life: one-of-a-kind jewelry, shoes, bags, and cards. Best of all, every purchase benefits our special Wonder Women, the Mentor Mothers employed by m2m who provide health and hope to families and communities each and every day. Purchase the gifts here.
Give the gift that transforms lives
Ever tried shopping for consciously made clothes? You know how challenging it is to uncover fashion forward pieces that pay a living wage and respect our environment. wearwell makes it effortless for women to find clothes that fit her style and values through a unique personal shopping and styling service. Give mom a styling experience that gives back to others. She’ll create a profile, wearwell will send her beautiful pieces that make an impact, and mom keeps what she loves and sends back what she doesn’t.
Take Action Challenge
- Aren’t these gifts incredible? We are thrilled to share them with you. Give one to a mom you know this Mother’s Day share this gift guide with your family and friends!